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  • In Theory: Thoughts on NYC's pre-K prayer plan

    In Theory: Thoughts on NYC's pre-K prayer plan
    Last year, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's "ambitious" free, full-day prekindergarten plan began with 53,000 children. While some programs are found in public schools, many are run by religious institutions and community-based organizations under city contract, according to the Associated Press.
  • In Theory: How would a united body of religions work?

    Retired Israeli President Shimon Peres during a meeting with Pope Francis this month proposed a new global peace initiative: A “United Nations of Religions,” the Washington Post and other news sources reported. “People who shoot the...

    In Theory: Do the central figures of Christmas have a race?

    Earlier this month a controversy arose after a tongue-in-cheek column written by Aisha Harris, a woman of color, was published online at Slate.com, suggesting maybe it’s time that Santa Claus is no longer depicted as a white man. A Fox news host,...

    Letter: Israel is the Jewish homeland

    The article about the film 'It's Better to Jump'“ (Jan. 4) undoubtedly distorts historical fact. The piece discussed the “plight of Palestinian citizens, millions of whom have become refugees in the wake of a 1948 order from the United Kingdom...

    Letter: Homeland argument has some holes

    Re: “Israel is the Jewish homeland,” Mailbag, Jan. 18. After about 3,000 years of persecution, and the horrible travails of the Holocaust, I absolutely support the existence of the state of Israel. However, religious extremists on all sides of...